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FEATURING SARA YOUNGBLOOD-GREGORY - The state of Israel’s official Twitter account recently posted photos of a gay Israel Defense Forces soldier named Yoav Atzmoni holding a rainbow pride flag in Gaza as “a message of hope to the people of Gaza living under Hamas brutality.” 

Israel has, for years, painted itself as a defender of the LGBTQ community and portrayed Arabs and Palestinians as homophobic, prompting writer Sarah Schulman to popularize the term “pinkwashing” more than a decade ago. 

Writing about the pinkwashing of Israel’s genocide of Gaza in YES! Magazine recently is YES! Contributor Sara Youngblood-Gregory.

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